Cancer Care

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cancer care for women.

Is there a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Dr. Michael Guy explains the relationship between ovarian cancer and breast cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Some patients carry a genetic risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, according to the Foundation for Women’s CancerOff Site Icon (FWC). BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that repair DNA. Mutations in these genes can result in a failure of that function and can lead to the development of cancer, states the FWC.

Having a personal history or a family history of breast cancer, colon cancer, uterine cancer, or rectal cancer may increase one’s risk of ovarian cancer, according to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund AllianceOff Site Icon (OCRFA).

For more information about the relationship between ovarian cancer and breast cancer, ask your doctor.

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Source content: Tracie Bolden, MD, Fairfield Road Physician Offices; Thomas Heck, MD, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Todd Hicks, MD, FACS, Premier Plastic Surgeons; Christopher Lutman, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology; Michael Guy, MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology